Chick peas with bitter oranges


  1. Soak chick peas in salted water overnight.
  2. Next day rinse them well and boil them in salted water.
  3. When the chick peas are ready (depending on the quality this might long as much as two hours – use pressure cooker instead to speed up process) and little water has remained prepare the following mixture: In a deep bowl pour flour and mix with bitter orange juice. Stir in order to make a pulp and add water if more liquid is required to dissolve the flour. Then pour the remaining juice of the chick peas into the bowl and mix well with the bitter orange pulp.
  4. Pour the bowl mixture into the saucepan, pour olive oil and let the chick peas simmer for another 5 minutes.


  • 500 grams chick peas, unpeeled
  • Juice of 2 bitter oranges
  • Olive oil
  • 1 – 2 spoons of flour, depending on how thick you want to make the soup
  • Salt

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